I have back problems and my doctors said that it could be worsening my IBS. There is a certain spot in my spine and really hurts(even to touch) and my doctors said taht that is the spot where the nerves for teh stomach and intestines go. I started seeing a chiropractor and he has been working on my back and my IBS has improved a lot. He is also a naturopath so i'm also taking supplements so that might also be contributing to me feeling better.But yes, i have heard this from my doctors(my internist and my neurosurgeon) too. SO for your friend it might help things but i dont' know if it would cure her IBS.quote:I told her I Would have the surgery to get rid of back and body pain, but it probably would not get rid of her IBS. But she insists Dr said it really could.Has anyone ever heard of this? I cannot beleive a back surgery would have anything to do with your IBS, stomach, intestines, colon. What are your ideas and info on this?